amazing structural pieces of design from cologne based studio due collection. these lampshades are made from paper right? wrong! each individual piece is handcrafted using concrete - providing the opportunity to create idiosyncratic edges, kinks and creases. perfection!
had the pleasure of watching the documentary ‘indie game:the movie’ today where my eyes were opened to the world of (among others) phil fish - the maker of indie game fez. featured above with mesmerising aesthetics and what looks to be captivating content - i am absolutely itching to explore this pixelated world!
‘solipsist’ is a three part psychedelic short film directed by andrew thomas huang. this visually captivating film is a fantasy of otherworldly beings whose minds and bodies converge into one entity. absolutely stunning use of costumes and effects.
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if you know me by now you’ll realise that i have a slight maybe unhealthy interest (or shall we call it obsession) with identity, masks and obscurity.
when i stumbled across these shots titled ‘bohemian rainbow’ with compelling and obscure textile design by berlin / paris based experimental studio propaganda i had to dig deeper. I was excited to also find a wealth of unexpected, energetic and interesting projects that define a new experimental and multidisciplinary age of design.
created along with the band the xx, matt mets, aramique krauthamer and kyle mcdonald created an exhibit that incorporates the band’s music into a room full of stepper motor controlled speakers that pivot to follow listeners as they move through the space. ‘missing’ is part of coexist, an exhibition cycle at the sonos studio in los angeles that attempts to explore the “relationship between man and machine.” the Missing part of that exhibit, on display through dec. 23, uses 50 speakers, two hacked kinect 3-D cameras, and a whole lot of code and robotics to create an environment where people are moving through the music and interacting with the speakers, without even trying. amazing!
who would have ever thought that combining electronics and water could create something exciting? (apart from one hell of an electric shock!) french artist antonin fourneau has done just this – By teaming up with digitalarti artlab, his new installation ‘water light grafiti’ is a wall of interactive LEDs that become illuminated after making contact with water. RAD!
fantastic surreal environments from german artist and architect tomas saraceno. these experimental structures such as balloons or inflatable modular platforms can be inhabited and exploit natural energies. ‘Poetic Cosmos of the Breath’ once filled with air creates a huge colourful ephemeral space connecting the sunlight with synthetic materials.
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the descriptive camera by matt richardson works a lot like a regular camera—point it at subject and press the shutter button to capture the scene. however, instead of producing an image, this prototype outputs a text description of the scene. awesome!
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i absolutely love these aerial nudes from new zealand photographer john crawford
my good friends over at semi-permanent have just released a highlights reel from their google+ hangout with roman coppola (and friends) from this years sydney event. nice!
i am blown away (no pun intended) by this amazing bubble building from dutch architects dus. deemed the worlds most temporary pavilion the interactive installation is in rotterdam and encourages a type of collective building taking at least two people to erect one cell of bubbles.
i had the pleasure of checking out the ‘100 bedrooms’ opening last week with amazing shots from local australian photographer ‘ellen disaster’ - (margaret ellen burns). with such a diverse collection of subjects the project is a fantastic insight into ones most personal space. still on at kind of gallery until may 27 - i highly recommend getting down there!
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